West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Bill Knobbe

William Kenneth Knobbe was born the son of Bernard Knobbe and Helen (Johnston) Knobbe on April 30, 1946, in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and departed this life on June 5, 2014, at his home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 68 years.

He was united in marriage on October 5, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Brenda Breezley.

He is survived by his wife. Brenda Knobbe of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two sons, William Kenneth Knobbe, II and wife, Alicia of Thayer, Missouri, and Robert Knobbe of Garfield, Arkansas; two daughters, Kristina Suggs and husband, Ronny of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Becky Evans of Pineville, Missouri, seven grandchildren, Jordan Knobbe, Andy Evans, Samantha Evans, Thomas Knobbe, Ethan Hammons, Lily Hammons and Cameron Hammons; two brothers, Bernard Knobbe of Tuscon, Arizona and Kenny Knobbe of Marana, Arizona; one sister, Bern Gillette of Tuscon, Arizona; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Helen Knobbe.

Bill enjoyed working on cars and was a mechanic by trade. He also worked for several years at Marathon Electric in West Plains, Missouri.

He liked being outside; fishing, gardening, stargazing or playing with his dogs, Dutchess, Peppy, Ike and Penny. He also enjoyed drawing and woodworking, and cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandpa and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral Services for Mr. Knobbe will be held at 6:00 PM, on Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Bill Bales officiating.

The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Monday, June 9th from 4:00 PM until the time of the service.



  1. sue purcell
    June 6, 2014 @ 7:03 pm

    Brenda and Family , I cant express the sorrow I feel for the family at this time, Just find peace in knowing Bill is no longer suffering and is in his place of rest. In my thoughts and prayers .Love Sue


  2. Amanda Tollison
    June 6, 2014 @ 7:20 pm

    I never got to meet you. But my prayers are with you and your family
    RIP you will always be remembered.


  3. Bobbi Gilmore
    June 6, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

    Bill, Alicia and family. I am so sorry for the loss of Bill Sr. He was a great man who was loved by all who crossed his path. At least he is at peace now and is in Gods arms. He will never far away from you because he will live on in your heart. I wish I could be with you on Monday to say a final goodbye, but I will have my memories of when I was there with you last month. I love you guys.


  4. Brandi Moyer
    June 6, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

    God Bless you all. I was one of Becky’s elementary school friends. I still live in Tucson, Arizona. I lost my dad almost 3 years ago, I know too well what you are going through, I was by his side for 3 months too. I find piece everyday knowing that he is in heaven looking down on me and that he is no longer suffering! The emptiness is still there, the pain is a little easier to deal with. The memories are wonderful so cherish them and talk about him daily. Peace be with you all. My prayers will be going out to you. Brandi (McDermott) Moyer


  5. Allen & Sonia Deckard
    June 7, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

    Rest in Peace !!!!! You are in a lot better place !!!


  6. Bernardine Gillette
    June 18, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

    I love you Bill and I will miss you forever
    Your older sister and only sister
    Love you


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